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09/19/18 - NNHS Newsletter -
Talk Like a Pirate Day

“When I was about five, I think, I desperately wanted to be a pirate
and have the hat and everything.

- Keira Knightley
(b. 26 Mar 1985)

Suddenly you're like a pirate, you're 65 years old and you've got an earring.”

- Fred Willard
(b. 18 Sept 1939)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   Shiver me timbers! Today's Holiday Celebration - which is "posta" repeat each year - is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. That's right, Matey, so CELEBRATE! YARRRRR!!!   

BONUS #1 - Talk Like a Pirate Day: "I'm a Pirate"

BONUS #2 - Talk Like a Pirate Day



  Happy Birthday tomorrow to Barry Stutt ('57)!

  Happy Birthday this week to:  

22 - The late Curt Overman ('59) (d. 11/05/16) AND   Lola Babb Hallman ('63) of NC;

23 - Fred Fox ('63) AND     My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL;

24 -  Mary Anne Mays Davis ('58) of VA;

25 - Jimmy Stroup ('57) AND James Comer ('57) AND Robert Coffee ('63) AND  Don Wilson (John Marshall HS - '64) of VA AND   Jerry Allen ('65) of VA;

26 -  The late Tommy Scott ('61) (d. 01/05/10)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


September 19, 1868 -  La Gloriosa began in Spain.


September 19, 1939 - The Battle of Kępa Oksywska concluded, with Polish losses reaching roughly 14% of all the forces engaged.

September 19, 1940 - Witold Pilecki was voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance.

September 19, 1944 - Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union was signed. (End of the Continuation War).

September 19, 1944 - The Battle of Hürtgen Forest between United States and Nazi Germany began.

September 19, 1945 - William Joyce, also known as "Lord Haw Haw," was sentenced to death in London by a British court for his role as a Nazi propagandist.


Wednesday, September 19, 1968 - Drummer and songwriter Jimmy Bower was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Wednesday, September 19, 1968 - Talk show host and author Monica Crowley was born at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Wednesday, September 19, 1968 - Physicist and lawyer Chester Carlson (b. Chester Floyd Carlson on 08 Feb 1906 in Seattle, Washington) died of a heart attack in the Festival Theatre, on West 57th Street in New York City, New York at the age of 62.

Wednesday, September 19, 1968 - Singer-songwriter and actor Red Foley (b. Clyde Julian Foley on 17 June 1910 in Blue Lick, Kentucky) died in Fort Wayne, Indiana of respiratory failure at the age of 58.

“Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much.”

- Erastus Wiman
(21 April 1834 - 09 Feb 1904)

From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 09/19/17:

   Thank you, Joan!

From Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA - 09/18/18:

Prayers for you. So sorry you have had power issues. I sure know how that feels. Sept. 15, 1995 to Thanksgiving!!! Ugh!!!


   YOWZERONI! Thank you, Brownie! I'm pretty sure if I'd had to go that long without electricity, I would have deeply sedated myself.

   "A man's got to know his limitations."

   "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din."

   From Jimmy Hines ('64) of VA - 09/18/18:

I'm glad you're amazed at the number of roads destroyed...I hope rebuilding includes a lot of bridges in vulnerable areas...stay safe...


   Thank you so much, Santa Jim! The images and reports of damage almost defy comprehension.

From My Friend, Jessica, of NC, Courtesy of the Fayetteville (NC) Police Dept - 09/18/18, @ 7:00 AM:

  You can clearly see the water levels rising in Cape Fear River as we compare photos from Sunday to today.

Water levels continues to rise in the Cape Fear River, and it is expected to crest sometime today which will cause more flooding for the Fayetteville area. This will greatly effect those who live within one mile of the Cape Fear River which is why the mandatory evacuations for those residents remain in place.

As of now, Cumberland County Schools are closed through Wednesday.

The curfew remains in place from 7:30 pm until 7:00 am.

  Thank you, Jessica!


   From My #2 Son, Brent Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - Most Popular Boy in the Class of 1990) of NC - 09/17/18:

   Thanks, Brent!

“You can always trust the untrustworthy because you can always trust that they will be untrustworthy. It's the trustworthy you can't trust.

- Captain Jack Sparrow


Kim Guzman's Child's Pirate Costume Crochet Patterns - "Pirates are one of the most popular costumes. Both boys and girls will love this fun set for Halloween and beyond. The belt/scarf can be worn either way."


Pirate Themed Recipes


From - 09/18/18:

I don't trust those internet and TV ads about apps. They say they are free, but how do I know I'm not getting charged hidden fees after I download them?

Do they really do what they say they're going to do? And all those gigabytes they use up! I just feel very uneasy when it comes to this kind of cell phone technology.

I guess that makes me… app-rehensive? 


1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1968 will hold its 50-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Cove Tavern, Newport News City Center, 711 Lakefront Commons, Newport News, VA. All food and beverages will be paid by each participant. The attire will be casual, and is OPEN to all NNHS graduates.
SATURDAY: Mulberry Inn on Warwick Boulevard next to Fort Eustis. Visit, and contact

3. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 12, 13, and 14, 2018 - The NNHS Class of 1958 will hold its 60-Year Reunion as follows:
FRIDAY: 7:00 PM - ? - Welcoming Party at Holiday Inn's Burger Theory Indoor/Outdoor Cafe. Snacks will be provided, and there will be a cash bar.
SATURDAY: 10:00 AM - A private coach will take us to the downtown are of NN where we can see our old school and the different businesses we remember. Lunch is open.
SUNDAY MORNING: Farewell Brunch. Contact Gail Gaskins Roberson at

4. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/16/18

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

"Never underestimate
the power of a drop
in the bucket."


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The Pirate Song

- Lesley Nelson-Burns

My boat's by the tower, and my bark's on the bay,
and both must be gone at the dawn of the day.
The moon's in her shroud, and to light thee afar
On the deck of the daring's a lovelighted star.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

So forgive me my rough mood unaccustomed to sue;
I woo not, perhaps, as your landlubbers do.
My voice is attuned to the sound of the gun
That startles the deep when the combat's begun.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

The Frenchman and Don will flee from our path,
and the Englishmen cower below at our wrath,
And our sails shall be gilt in the gold of the day,
And the sea robins sing as we roll on our way.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

A hundred shall serve - the best of the brave,
And the chief of a thousand shall kneel as thy slave,
And thou shalt reign queen, and thy empire shall last
Till the black flag by inches, is torn from the mast.
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,
So wake, lady wake, I am waiting for thee,
Oh, this night or never my bride thou shalt be,

"The Pirate Song" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 09/11/06

Image of Pirate Man courtesy
of - 09/11/06

Image of Pirate Woman courtesy
of - 09/11/06

Pirate Flag and Cutlass clip art used to form Divider Lines courtesy
of - 09/12/06

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Collinsville High School (IL) Logo courtesy of - 09/22/07

John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Thanks, Cheryl!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Bad Surprise Smiley courtesy of - 10/21/10

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Animated Wildly Laughing Dog courtesy of Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL - 11/24/07
Thanks, Eva!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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